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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy TreatmentsOccupational Therapy (OT) gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for living meaningful and satisfying lives.

Examples of the OT patient population include, strokes, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic brain injuries, fractures, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, cumulative trauma disorders (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, deQuerrain's tenosynavitis, tennis/golfers elbow, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome)

TuDor's occupational therapists focus on making independence a reality. While complete independence may not occur depending on the extent of the disability, occupational therapists work with the patients to come up with strategies, techniques, or adaptations so that they can be as independent as possible.

At TuDor, the patient is completely evaluated to determine the best course of treatment to apply. This can include evaluation for pain, self-care, gross and fine motor control, strength and endurance, sensation, edema, wound management, and cognitive and perceptual status.

Once the evaluation is made various treatment techniques are applied including:

  • Modalities – hot/cold packs, paraffin, fluidotherapy, ice massage, contrast baths, low level laser light therapy, ultrasound, muscle stimulation
  • Manual Therapy – passive stretching, soft tissue mobilization/massage, joint mobilization, neurodevelopmental techniques
  • Therapeutic Exercises/Activities – pain control, ADL training, PROM/AROM, tendon/nerve gliding, strengthening, coordination/dexterity tasks, sensory re-education/desensitization, edema control, scar management, cognitive/perceptual training, neurodevelopmental treatment techniques (NDT) and/or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
  • Orthotic Intervention – custom made splinting, arthritis, tendonitis, cumulative trauma disorders, tendon repairs
  • Patient Education – anatomy, limitations/deficits, functional capabilities, home exercise programs, compensatory techniques and/or use of assistive devices and equipment
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